I’m trying to go vegan for the entire Lenten season; no meat, fish, eggs, dairy, etc…already, I fell a bit today on Ash Wednesday, because I put mayo on a veggie sandwich (darn those eggs come up in crazy places!), but I will keep plugging away.
I have given up cigars (of all things) for Lent and yes I really enjoy them! Hopefully that nasty and expensive habit will be gone. There will be no going out to eat either. I’m not Catholic, we’re Anglican but we pretty much do the same as the Catholics in some ways.
I guess my favorites would be pasta, fish and salads.
On Saturday, I am making Salmon and Corn Chowder–and I’m not even Catholic! Since my S.O. is Catholic, I thought that this would be a nice treat during the Lenten season.
I am using the basic recipe in the Williams-Sonoma Fish Cookbook, and modifying it (leaving out the salt pork, substituting shallots for the yellow onions, adding celery), as I usually do with recipes that I find in books.
the ancient mariner
I have found that various salads using canned Tuna as a base
works great for me—stocking up on tuna is easy–just look
for the sales—-and then wing it. You can survive for 40 days
and then celebrate on Easter with a big feast. Good for the
soul and the waist line.
Tonight is survival salad—–Friday is stir fry vegetables
with shrimp. Doesn’t sound like I am sacrificing much does it ?
Cutting out the cocktail hour is the hard part.
Since I rarely eat meat anyway, for Lent I have given up chocolate [:0] and my bad bathroom-scale-addiction. Not sure which one will be harder! LOL I have never observed Lent in this way, and I look forward to it being a time where I can grow closer to God.
I look forward to all the fish fry dinners at the local churches during lent. When I can’t find one, there’s a good place to grab fish fry dinners at the fish market in SW DC.
I’ll probably make fish tacos too. I find myself eating a ton of fish during Lent, even on days other than Fridays…or is that "Fry"day?
My wife and I fast on Ash Wednesday and on good Friday (as we are told to do) and we avoid all meat on Fridays of Lent. My favorite Lenten meal is Long John Silvers fish! Awesome. Unfortunately, this year I cannot have it as I have given up, for lent, eating all beef, all cheese and going out to eat. I can only eat foods from home, and they must adhere to the other two rules. It’s tough, but that is the point of Lent. To go without, as Jesus did, so as to get some small understanding of what he went through, and to bring you closer to GOD. Also, I am told, that for Lent you do not always have to give up food. The point is to sacrifice doing something that you really like to do. So, if you find television the one thing you most cannot do without, then give up television and eat whatever you want. For me, I only watch about 1 hour of television a month, so that would not work. Cheese is my killer.
Anybody have a particular Lenten favorite meal?
I’ve always tryed to stick to the Lenten policy of fasting, but been known to stray.
Mine is a whole lot of pasta dishes, pizza, or just a salad.
I’m thinking rice and beans with cheese for dinner tonight.
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